Sunday, December 22, 2013

Judging a book by its cover

I've always loved the opening credits and scores to movies and t.v. shows. Movie scores, if done well, have the one piece that you instantly associate with the image, as soon as you hear it. 2001, Clockwork Orange, Gallipoli all have permanently claimed the works of Strauss, Beethoven, and Albinoni. Within the first few notes a stream of images flood my mind's eye - It matters not the history they held before.

It seems of late that the opening credits of t.v. shows have become as important as the shows themselves, even if the openings are as short as Breaking Bad's. True Blood would not be the same without that song or those visuals, nor would Homeland. So, here are a few of my favs.

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